Windows 10: Re-activating windows after motherboard change

Discus and support Re-activating windows after motherboard change in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I bought a PC from Cyberpower and it had the full version of windows 10 on the hard drive, I recently did an hardware upgrade (motherboard, CPU, RAM)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AlecStrahan, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Re-activating windows after motherboard change


    I bought a PC from Cyberpower and it had the full version of windows 10 on the hard drive, I recently did an hardware upgrade (motherboard, CPU, RAM)

    and when I booted the computer up again after the upgrade it said I needed to re activate windows. And when I go to re activate on this pc after the hardware change it says that this pc cannot be re activated.

    :)
     
    AlecStrahan, Dec 28, 2018
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  2. Activate Windows 10 after motherboard change

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I built the PC myself and it is\was a retail Windows 8 Pro license upgraded to 10.

    The guide listed that I should be able to transfer the license, and following the steps given when selecting "I recently changed hardware" in the activation process it does not list my previous device to select from.

    My Microsoft account is logged in on both my old and new motherboard, and my old motherboard is unable to boot at all to deactivate or retrieve any keys.

    If my license is indeed available for transfer, how can I proceed from here?

    Thanks.
     
    Libertherme, Dec 28, 2018
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  3. Juzar_Ali Win User
    Windows 10 License (after motherboard change)

    Hi Harsh,

    Please be informed that your copy of Windows 10 should get activated automatically after changing the motherboard (once you enter the linked Microsoft Account details). But if you face any issues,
    I suggest you to go through Phone activation to activate your Windows 10 copy.



    To run Phone activation please follow the steps below:


    • Press Windows + R key.

    • Type slui 4 and hit enter.

    • Select the Country or
      Region.

    • Follow the on screen instructions.

    Hope this helps. Please respond if you have any further related query.



    Thank you.
     
    Juzar_Ali, Dec 28, 2018
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  4. Re-activating windows after motherboard change

    windows activation after motherboard changed.

    Hi Raed,

    To reactivate your Windows 10 after changing your motherboard, we suggest that you check this
    article, and follow the Activation troubleshooter steps/instructions to resolve it.

    Another possible resolution, you may refer to this thread, and look for
    Andre Da Costa's post.

    We would appreciate it if you could get back to us and provide us your feedback.

    If you think this was useful, feel free to "mark it as an answer" to help those who are facing the same problem.
     
    Michael Gall, Dec 28, 2018
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